Recently 72 officers in Philadelphia were placed on desk duty because of social media posts on their personal sites. This brings up a lot of questions, but also lessons we can share with our students.
For all of the details of the case, this NPR article is a great starting point:72 Philadelphia Police Officers Placed On Desk Duty Over Offensive Social Media Posts.
Here are some discussion questions worth asking your students about this isue:
All of this should lead to fruitful conversation. But, ultimately I think the lessons for our students and their PERSONAL accounts are what is most important.
Some class activities you can try:
Remind students that ALL social media accounts may be accessed: Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.
Remember that all examples can be taken differently by different individuals. It is important to discuss examples AS A GROUP so that students can start to see how the same thing can be viewed differently by different individuals.
Posts worth discussing:
What examples would you add to this list? Do you have any specific pictures? Posts?
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